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Fusion 2013 Agenda – Updated 2/21

As of 2/21/13 and subject to change

Wednesday March 6th Agenda

8:00 am – 4:15 pm

Pre-Conference Strategic Briefings – Invitation Only

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4:15 – 5:25 pm

Open Meetings & Networking Reception

5:30 – 5:40 pm

Opening remarks

Mike Klein, CEO of WTN Media; Fusion Editorial Director
Conference Chair: Rick Davidson, Founder & CEO, Cimphoni

5:40 – 6:30 pm

Keynote: How Secure are We? New Strategies, Attacks, and Technologies Threaten Your Enterprise, Employees and Customers!

Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator (Retired)
Moderators: Tom Koulopoulos, Founder and CEO, Delphi Group
Bruce Maas, CIO and Vice Provost for IT, UW Madison

6:30 pm

Conference attendees – Dinner on your own

6:45 – 9:00 pm

Advisory Board Dinner

Speakers, advisory board members and invited quests only due to limited space
A stimulating and interactive discussion led by noted author, analyst and thought leader, Tom Koulopoulos

Thursday, March 7th Agenda – Auditorium

7:00 am

Registration opens and continental breakfast

Continental breakfast served in atrium.

8:00 – 8:10 am

Opening remarks

Mike Klein, CEO of WTN Media; Fusion Editorial Director
Conference Chair: Rick Davidson, Founder & CEO, Cimphoni

8:10 – 9:00 am

Keynote: Creating a culture of informed and calculated risk

Dave Wittwer, President and CEO, and Leslie Hearn, CIO, TDS Telecommunications Corp.
Moderator: Tom Koulopoulos, Founder and CEO, Delphi Group

9:05 – 9:55 am

Keynote: From the Firing Lines to a Fireside Chat: CIO to CIO

Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO and National Cyber-Security Authority
Sponsored by CoreBTS
Moderators: Tom Koulopoulos, Founder and CEO, Delphi Group
David Cagigal, CIO, WI Dept of Administration

10:00 – 10:20 am

Networking Break

10:25 – 11:15 am

Keynote: Using Conflict to Transform Your Business

Dan Adamany, CEO and Founder, Ahead
Moderator: Steve Cretney, CIO, SC Brands

11:20 – 12:10 pm

Keynote: Infrastructure Outsourcing – The Evolution from Commodity to Strategic Platforms and Services

Cameron Art, General Manager, Application Management Services, IBM
Tim Schaefer, CIO, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Moderator: Rick Davidson, President & CEO, Cimphoni

12:20 – 1:20 pm

Lunch – Dining Room

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Keynote: Unleashing Latent IT Value with Complementary Clouds

Peter Coffee, Vice President and Head of Platform Research,
Moderator: Rick Davidson, Founder & CEO, Cimphoni

2:25 – 3:15 pm

Keynote: A Business’s Survival and Success in the 21st Century Requires IT to Develop Central and Peripheral Nervous System Functionality

Jonathan I. Ravdin M.D., President and CEO, Paragon Development Systems (PDS)
Moderator: David Cagigal, CIO, WI Department of Enterprise Technology

3:20 – 3:35 pm

Networking Break

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Keynote: Business First. Mobile Second.

Bob Kennedy, Vice President, Strategic Service, Compuware
Moderators: Bentley Curran, Vice President of Digital Business and CIO, Brady Corporation
Brent Leland, CIO, Trek Bicycles Corp.

4:35 – 5:25 pm

Keynote: The CIO As Revenue Rainmaker: Adding Value and Revenue to The Enterprise

Rick Roy, SVP & CIO, CUNA Mutual Group
Brent Leland, CIO, Trek Bicycle Corp.
Phil Shelley, Chief Technology Officer, Sears Holdings Corporation
Moderators: Mike Klein, CEO of WTN Media; Fusion Editorial Director
Rick Davidson, President & CEO, Cimphoni
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